Andres Castagna

Andres Castagna was born in Argentina where he discovered Yoga for the first time when he was 20. He decided to move to Miami back in 2008 and started to taste several yoga styles in town.  Andres felt vinyasa and ashtanga were the source of passion for him.

He strongly believes that the essence of yoga practice must be tailored to fit each person and the progress on the path of yoga is unique in each yogini.

Andres is also an Engineer and he loves reading philosophy as part of his personal growth.

Andres Castagna instructs the following:
  • Beginner's Yoga
  • This class is open to all levels and is rated - "Beginner's".  This is a slower paced class with deep stretching and a relaxing mediation.

  • Guided Ashtanga
  • Ashtanga Yoga, with its roots in Mysore India, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is a disciplined physical practice. Ashtanga is practiced sequential order, gradually leading the practitioner to rediscovering his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness—physical, psychological, and spiritual.

    Through this practice of correct breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama), postures (asanas), and gazing point (driste), we gain control of the senses and a deep awareness of our selves. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, one acquires steadiness of body and mind.
    "Ashtanga" literally means eight limbs. They are described by Patanjali as: Yama (abstinences), Niyama (observances), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (contemplation).

    These branches support each other. Asana practice must be established for proper practice of pranayama and is a key to the development of the yamas and niyamas. Once these four externally oriented limbs are firmly rooted, the last four internally oriented limbs will spontaneously evolve over time.